A Dionysus bust displayed at the Antiquarium museum, in Pompeii, southern Italy. New archaeological finds have shed further light on the ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago. Photo: AP A Dionysus bust displayed at the Antiquarium museum, in Pompeii, southern Italy. New archaeological finds have shed further light on the ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago. Photo: AP
A Dionysus bust displayed at the Antiquarium museum, in Pompeii, southern Italy. New archaeological finds have shed further light on the ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago. Photo: AP
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Pompeii: ‘Some of the most important objects uncovered since the 19th century’ go on display in new museum

  • The refurbished Antiquarium in Pompeii houses bronze statues, frescoes, gold and silver jewels, and a sorcerer’s toolbox full of amulets and charms
  • Also on display are eerie plaster casts of those killed when Vesuvius erupted in October AD79

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A Dionysus bust displayed at the Antiquarium museum, in Pompeii, southern Italy. New archaeological finds have shed further light on the ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago. Photo: AP A Dionysus bust displayed at the Antiquarium museum, in Pompeii, southern Italy. New archaeological finds have shed further light on the ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago. Photo: AP
A Dionysus bust displayed at the Antiquarium museum, in Pompeii, southern Italy. New archaeological finds have shed further light on the ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago. Photo: AP
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